INVERNESS, Fla. — David L. “Bear” Gaston, 69, of Inverness, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on June 26, 1943, in Princeton, Ind., to the late Dale F. and Edna (McCord) Gaston. David was executive director of Spectrum Industries in Terre Haute, Ind., and arrived in this area four years ago, wintering between here and Brookville, Ind., and was a long time resident of Princeton.
He was a Baptist, and holds memberships with the Benevolent Order of Elks, Lodge 634 in Princeton, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 3992 in Inverness. David enjoyed watching football and other sports, traveling, listening to music, and spending time around a campfire with friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Mary E. Gaston. Survivors include two daughters, Kara (A.J.) Williams of Plainfield, Ind., and Krista (Shaun) Plaskiewicz of Inverness; one sister, Karen King of Plano, Texas; three grandchildren, Connor Howard, Stone Plaskiewicz, and Lorelai Williams; several nieces and nephews; and numerous friends and extended family.
A celebration of life memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 2 p.m, at Elks Lodge in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to Developmental Services, Inc., 2920 10th Street, Columbus, IN 47201. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.